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And (remember) when Allah took the Covenant of the Prophets, saying:"Take whatever I gave you from the Book and Hikmah (understanding of the Laws of Allah, etc.), and afterwards there will come to you a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) confirming what is with you; you must, then, believe in him and help him." Allah said:"Do you agree (to it) and will you take up My Covenant (which I conclude with you)?" They said:"We agree." He said:"Then bear witness; and I am with you among the witnesses (for this)."

Then whoever turns away after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious: those who turn away from Allah"s Obedience).

Do they seek other than the religion of Allah (the true Islamic Monotheism worshipping none but Allah Alone), while to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned.

Say (O Muhammad SAW):"We believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma"il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya"qub (Jacob) and Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya"qub (Jacob)] and what was given to Musa (Moses),"Iesa (Jesus) and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between one another among them and to Him (Allah) we have submitted (in Islam)."

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) is true and after clear proofs had come unto them? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).

They are those whose recompense is that on them (rests) the Curse of Allah, of the angels, and of all mankind.

They will abide therein (Hell). Neither will their torment be lightened, nor will it be delayed or postponed (for a while).

Except for those who repent after that and do righteous deeds. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Verily, those who disbelieved after their Belief and then went on increasing in their disbelief (i.e. disbelief in the Quran and in Prophet Muhammad SAW) - never will their repentance be accepted [because they repent only by their tongues and not from their hearts]. And they are those who are astray.

Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. For them is a painful torment and they will have no helpers.

By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allah"s Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allah"s Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well.

All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel made unlawful for himself before the Taurat (Torah) was revealed. Say (O Muhammad SAW):"Bring here the Taurat (Torah) and recite it, if you are truthful."

Then after that, whosoever shall invent a lie against Allah, ? such shall indeed be the Zalimun (disbelievers).

Say (O Muhammad SAW):"Allah has spoken the truth; follow the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism, i.e. he used to worship Allah Alone), and he was not of Al-Mushrikun." (See V.2:105)

Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-"Alamin (the mankind and jinns).

In it are manifest signs (for example), the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham); whosoever enters it, he attains security. And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka"bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who can afford the expenses (for one"s conveyance, provision and residence); and whoever disbelieves [i.e. denies Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), then he is a disbeliever of Allah], then Allah stands not in need of any of the"Alamin (mankind and jinns).

Say:"O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you reject the Ayat of Allah (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) while Allah is Witness to what you do?"

Say:"O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you stop those who have believed, from the Path of Allah, seeking to make it seem crooked, while you (yourselves) are witnesses [to Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allah and Islam (Allah"s Religion, i.e. to worship none but Him Alone)]? And Allah is not unaware of what you do."

O you who believe! If you obey a group of those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians), they would (indeed) render you disbelievers after you have believed!